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Deepcool-gammaxx-400.34230240
9.1 out of 10

Deepcool Gammaxx 400

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Overall 10
10

Great Choice!

Geoff G., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: Overall - great cooler for a good price.
  • Pros: The GAMMAXX 400 is a great choice for those that want to step up from the stock CPU cooler. If you are having heat issues then you need to consider this. It will drop your temps a good 10 or so degrees over stock. The nice large fan is pretty quiet (even at load) compared to other coolers I have tried. Its slim and not too tall so should fit in most standard cases (always remember to check the clearance when picking a case and cooler!). The fan lights up blue as well ...
  • Cons: I would rather not use plastic hold downs for Intel. They should include a better tie down system and charge a few more dollars.
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Terr J., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Like other people I would like to add another fan to make a push pull configuration so I emailed the manufacturer but like so many overseas company's I got no reply... Still I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a solid cpu cooler.
  • Pros: Keeps my i7 4770K 10 degrees cooler than stock heat sink and 20 degrees cooler under 100% load with prime95. I saw some reviews stating a 2 degree temp difference, they must be high! One review complained about the brittle plastic mounts, I also messed up om the first try and didn't get the anchor properly seated but I "uninstalled" it and bent the white plastic back into shape (not brittle at all) and re installed it. I highly recommend you do this with your pc layin...
  • Cons: Your kidding right!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cooling for a low price

Jonathan T., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Besides the two small items I mentioned, this cooler works great and I would recommend it to anyone trying to save a few dollars and still get a product that does the job!
  • Pros: I installed this in place of a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which works very well and keeps my Intel I7 3770 idling at 38*C with Arctic Silver 5 applied. This cooler maintained that same temperature at idle...I was surprised, because of how popular and highly rated the Cooler Master is on Newegg! I played Far Cry 2 for an hour or so and the processor never got above 55*C! I edited video and multi-tasked doing lots of different applications and that's as high as it got...
  • Cons: I took off an egg because I very much dislike the stupid plastic twist anchors for the Intel processors that this uses. A cooler this large should use a backing plate and screws to attach to the board, not the flimsy plastic things that get damaged easily. Also, the wire clips to hold the fan on seem kind of flimsy, also.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid cooler

MATTHEW S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I enjoyed testing this fan. I have had other fans like this and hated them because of how poorly they mounted to the motherboard. I would surely recommend this fan to anyone looking for an inexpensive cooler.
  • Pros: This cpu cooler was packaged well and there were no broken parts on arrival. I installed it on a AMD FX-4300 AM3+ board. The large size made it a bit difficult to put on but with a little planning it was pretty easy. After cleaning the old thermal paste off the cpu I dry fit it to make sure it would fit in the case and make sure the fan was facing in the right direction. All the mounting brackets were included and the fan was pre-mounted, which from other reviews I ha...
  • Cons: The directions were not very good. They were not bad. I have just seen better. My temps didn't drop very much from the stock cpu cooler. I was a little confused, but at idle the fan would only spin in spurts. I wanted to make sure the fan was not broken so I ran prime95 to get the cpu nice and hot then the fan kicked on and spun constant for about a half hour till I shut prime95 off. Its interesting how the stock cpu fan spun all the time, it must have been struggling...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice heatsink

Derek N., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall this is a great unit and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high performance cooler, best part yet it fits almost any moderately current socket and the mounting hardware is pretty easy, instructions are not great, I didn't even look and it was on in 10 minutes. Price/Performance this cooler fits right in the mix and I'd even be so bold as to say one of the better ones.
  • Pros: Installed this on a i5-4690k to replace the stock intel assembly, the unit performs far better as would be expected. Physically the unit was well packaged and arrive in nearly perfect condition (1 slightly bent and easily fixed fin, I find this pretty common with this style cooler). The construction feels solid, details wise it's clean and of high quality manufacturing. One thing I particularly like is the added fins on the top of the base plate, while this probably d...
  • Cons: Rubber mounts would be nice to eliminate any noise that can come with clips, but there are some small rubber blocks on to avoid frame resonance with the cooler. (I didn't experience any noise, the clips are very tight) The LEDS are a bit brilliant for my taste, I'll likely spray them with a frosting to dull them out a bit, as well as replace the fan. The included fan isn't bad, it's pretty quiet and moves a fair bit of air, but I'm going to be in need of something a b...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Cooler

Robert J., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I personally use water cooling for all my PC's, I have been put off by air cooling years ago when I had a motherboard crack due to the massive heatsink that was used. In that instance the heatsink even used a rear mounting plate but the shear weight still managed to damage the motherboard.
  • Pros: ~Love that this lower end cooler chose to go the route of using heat pipes. This significantly helps dissipate heat that is generated while under load. ~Very lightweight, this affords users the capability to install this in a case without having to remove the motherboard to install a backplate. ~Integrated mounting system can be utilized by a wide variety of motherboard/processor configurations
  • Cons: ~ being lightweight has its downfall in that it feels and is rather flimsy. The fins are not soldered/welded onto the heat pipes and if one is not careful can easily damage and remove them. Upon my initial install on my motherboard I managed to remove two sections of the fins, I simply put them back on after straightening them out. ~ The fan mount is very flimsy as well, Instead of using the supplied wire I chose to use my fan silencer which is a piece of rubber that ...
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Overall 8
8.0

great looking

Antonio C., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: 4 stars because it did not come with extra clips for a 2nd fan, as it stated on the product page
  • Pros: good looks no problems popped right in for amd
  • Cons: none, except the product page states that it comes with extra clips for a 2nd fan, it did not.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Competitor for the Cooler Master 212

Adam B., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: My testing setup was a I7 920 IC Diamond 7 HAF 932 case I tested first with my existing TRUE Black running both Intel Burn Test and Prime95 while monitoring temperatures using RealTemp. They I7 920 was set to stock voltage and Ghz with Hyper Threading enable just so there is a consistent baseline. With my TRUE Black, my temps per core were 73, 74, 72, 73. With the Deepcool Gammaxx my temps per core were 75, 77, 76, 77.
  • Pros: Direct heat pipes, allow a much more efficient transfer of heat. Supports multiple socket types right out of the box. Light weight. Performs surprisingly well, I will touch on this more in other thoughts.
  • Cons: While it is light weight, and because of this does not need a back plate, I would actually prefer a back plate mount. I just don't trust the mounting system. Fan feels cheap and I fully expect either the bearings, LED, or both to go out relatively quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great temperature decrease

Alex F., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall, this is a good heatsink and definitely works for lowering the temperature by A LOT, but for the price and flimsy fan mounts, there may be better ones out there. Just shop around but make sure to keep this one in mind.
  • Pros: At first I did not expect too much since this is not what I would consider a "Premium brand". However, I was surprised with the performance and quality. The mounts for the heatsink held it on the processor better and more solidly than other "better" brands I have tried. I doubt it will ever be coming off on its own. The temperature difference was also huge. Stock Intel heatsink idle: 32C load: 60-65C This one idle: 29C load: 48-52C As you can see, this heatsink does e...
  • Cons: There were a couple reasons why I knocked off one egg. The first is price. For this price (currently $35), you could possibly get a better brand heatsink. The second reason is the fan mounts. The fan is just held on by flimsy pieces of wire. They are easy to mount onto any fan and don't slide much when you get it on, but I was not impressed with the low quality feel of just strapping the fan on by clicking a couple wires into place.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away! False advertising and potential for damage to board!

Brandon W., Newegg
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I exhausted all of my personal possibilities in trying to give this cooler the benefit of the doubt, but nothing worked. I’m not going to try out this cooler on any more builds, especially builds that are not my own. I don’t trust this cooler at all. Stay away from this Deepmax cooler, even for budget builds. There are significantly better coolers in the same budget range.
  • Pros: Looks to be able to fit inside most ATX cases with no hassle. Like most aftermarket coolers, it’s a vertical heatsink. The idea of the blue LED on the CPU fan seems like a pretty cool idea for people interested in making their case have an eerie glow.
  • Cons: DOES NOT FIT ALL SOCKETS AS ADVERTISED! I have an LGA2011 socket motherboard for my i7-3820. The Noctua NH-D14 I have as my current cooler fits with no problems. The Noctua came with all required parts needed to attach to my board, but the Deepmax cooler failed to do this. In the assembly instructions online, the mounting brackets were supposed to screw in to the case in holes beneath the motherboard. The problem with this thinking is that those holes aren't always ab...
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